"She must not be forgotten." When those words, along with Final Fantasy XIII protagonist Lightning's artistic image, were sent out to Square-Enix Ultimate members, many just assumed Nomura was referring to the leading lady's inclusion in the upcoming Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy .

But others took this piece of evidence, combined it with other vague indications, and came to the conclusion that Square-Enix might be working on a sequel to FFXIII. And the latest update actually supports the latter theory, as a new domain name has been registered by Square-Enix and it's pretty self-explanatory: "finalfantasy13-2game.com." This domain was filed on Monday, January 11 and it has been registered by "Corporation Service Company," who have also registered domains for other titles from the publisher, including Front Mission Evolved , Nier , and the upcoming Mindjack . The Unofficial Final Fantasy Site also notes that much of the FFXIII design team worked on the last sequel in the series, Final Fantasy X-2 , so maybe they're into trying another follow-up. And next week, we've got the Square-Enix First Production Department Premiere, so perhaps they'll make an announcement then. Either way, this is bound to create a ton of discussion and argument; do you even want FFXIII-2…?

Lastly, this comes hot on the heels of our editorial, Final Fantasy XIII-2: What We Want . Odd, yes. Did we know something…? …nah. Just good timing, it seems.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

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Gordo
Gordo
9 years ago

For the love of God, no 20 hour tutorials please!

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Yup

And can I get a hot tub?

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

Argh I didn't want the first game to exist.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Rather than be a downer as per usual I will say YES, I want this game. I want it to correct the crimes against humanity that the first one committed. I like Light, she could be a good lead in a real JRPG. Now please just make it old school good.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

I second the motion! If this is definite to come out, I hope they'd make it resemble an actual Final Fantasy game.

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

Ya know WEWM, that's almost exactly what I said about the game. I was so disappointed by the change in gameplay and world structure that I still haven't played it. I want classic FF gameplay, turn-based with world exploration. I'd even take FFXII gameplay.

Then again, I'm one of those gamers still desperately clinging to the last dying hope for the FFVII remake. Maybe I'm just an anachronism or something.

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

I didn't even finish FF13 yet >_<

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

If they make this one an rpg, then I'm interested. I want towns, side quests, control over everyone in my party, and everything that everyone else wants.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Woo hoo! I'm actually pretty excited for this news. Hopefully, it's not all femme like X-2. ANd if it is, please leave out Vanelle–or just don't let her talk. I could do fine playing as the other women.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

The other women being Lighting, Fang, and Hope 😉

… I'm in some sort of silly mood tonight =p

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Well, you don't have to worry about that. That's all I'll say.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Well, Hope was whiny, but he's still not a girl. LOL

Sogi_Otsa
Sogi_Otsa
9 years ago

Vanille and lightning are my favorite characters tho lol

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

MMMM, I like Vanilla!

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
9 years ago

Well, nice of them to try again I suppose, but This will definitely Not be a day one purchase for me this time around…Just because it says Final Fantasy on the box no longer means you have to own it….But we'll see, I still need to finish XIII before I try XIII-2

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Yeah for this to be a D1P i would need triple confirmation that all the necessary elements have returned throughout.

Stabs88
Stabs88
9 years ago

Im sure that Ben will give us the 411 on the game once it does hit shelves. Along with every other gaming website out there

Falsate
Falsate
9 years ago

This is great news if it holds to be true. The underlying mythology was certainly enticing, but undesirably reserved. Gran Pulse engrosses the player with its ruins and fal'Cie which is conducive to a future Final Fantasy XIII related title.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

THAT"S A FAL'CIE LIE! DON"T BELIEVE IT!

sorry, I had a flashback from FF13 and I'm sure someone shouted that at some point.

Stink'n Fal'Cie

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

More like "Just more Fal C'ie smokes and mirrors". LOL

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I like Fal'Cie brand smokes. Especially Menthol.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

If it's better than FFXIII, I'll play it when it's cheap.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

There's nothing on that site yet. I hope it isn't a goof. And why is it only reserved till 2013? Can't imagine the game would even be out by then at SE's typical pace. That is unless it is just a cut and paste job of all the stuff they cut out for 360.

Hell, releasing XIII on 360 was a colossal waste of everybody's time and money, think they'll do it again?

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Of course they will. This time with a simultaneous launch in all regions. 🙂

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Good question, and I am thinking that S-E would do so. I bet they would still come up with the "catering to the western audience" as an excuse. Having said that, maybe I shouldn't raise my hopes too high on this one.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

Maybe it's too late, but it boggles me why S-E would keep announcing games when it has yet to come out with details on their other Final Fantasy projects. There's Agito that hardly anybody knows anything, and there's Versus which has been announced way back in 2006 and still has yet to show more info about it 5 years after.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

They're fu*kin crazy that's why. I swear one of the bosses just announces a game every time he daydreams one up, then a half decade later it may or may not become an actual game that they begin work on.

Veitsknight
Veitsknight
9 years ago

I still think that they should focus on versus and agito before giving this so-called "final fantasy" game another go.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I've got a subtitle all ready.

Final Fantasy XIII-2: We Are Soooooo Sorry.

🙂

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

They'll make it in Latin though so it wouldn't be too obvious. Haha!

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

I thought it was going to be called : FFXIII-2 : We like a Wada money.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

They'll probably make it an anagram like they did with FFVIII's "Fithos Lusec Wecos Venosec". (For those that don't know, rearrange the letters to get "Succession of Witches" and the word "Love")

So for world's subtitle, they might use fewer o's. lol


Last edited by Underdog15 on 1/13/2011 6:34:23 AM

AraykuBlu
AraykuBlu
9 years ago

Maybe this has to do with the comment they did the other day about the PSP2?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

If they make a sequel on PSP2 there will be riots.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

its almost as if developers don't want there to be consoles and rather just handhelds. geez.

Sogi_Otsa
Sogi_Otsa
9 years ago

only if they make it ya know… a rpg?
but other wise NO… NO!!!!
keep Wada's damn opinion out of it.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

FU my life.

b3mike
b3mike
9 years ago

Who cares? I still have my copies of ff4,ff6,ff8,ff9,ff10,ff12,(ff10-2 yes I liked that one) to keep me happy.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Something new and good would be welcomed though.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I only have part of the FF collection(so far), FFVII, Tactics, FFX, FFX-2, FFXI, & FFXII(all mint).

And soon to pick up FFXIII once it drops another $15 or so.

Victor321
Victor321
9 years ago

I personally wouldn't mind a XIII-2, but if XIII-2 somehow is higher on S-E`s priority list to develop and release than Versus XIII, by then, I would go berserk….

To add, so far they've only had a third (a quarter if XIII-2 turns out to be real) of the "Fabula Nova Crystallis" project released, for everyone's sakes S-E's REALLY gotta get it together, not hype up and announce new titles.


Last edited by Victor321 on 1/13/2011 12:23:09 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

or just start announcing their titles for whatever consoles will theoretically be out in the next generation.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I don't think it's higher on their priority list. Nomura is plugging away at Versus while the rest of Square works on their other games. XIII-2 will likely consist of work that's already done that was cut from XIII.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

To think… If only S-E could get it together, we'd already have info on Versus, Agito, potentially KH3, this and whatever else they've got hidden up those ridiculously large sleeves of theirs.

I honestly hope that Versus isn't delayed beyond the end of this year, and the same goes for Agito. FFXIII-2, if it exists, should come out within the next two years, with FFXV not long behind it. It seems to me that they are swamping themselves with their determination to create all of these projects, and not being able to deliver on them for years. They need to either get smarter about their development process or hire more grunts to get things going faster. Let's hope they deliver some good news next week aout the progress of their current projects.

Just as an aside: What would y'all think if they were to announce a numbered FF game done in cel-shading/anime style similar to Valkyria Chronicles?
Peace.

___________
___________
9 years ago

wow, ok, maybe this thing is real?
what is it with $E announcing so many games though?
honestly they announce more games than they actually release!
they spend more time announcing games than they do talking about already announced games!
$E, for the love of god, just give us a versus 13 update!
and if that updates that its going MP god help you!

CHAOS THEORY X
CHAOS THEORY X
9 years ago

I played X-2 75% the way through, I felt like such a girl. It was WAY too feminine for me, ugh the giggling, girly colors, "Dress" Spheres…X is my favorite, but the sequel ruined it. However, I really dont care what they do with XIII-2 I didnt like the first one. 🙂 VERSUS PLZ!

Kiri
Kiri
9 years ago

Can they finish a damn game before announcing a new one?????
Yeah i hope it's gonna be great but if their staff continues being split in a billion teams then i'll forever doubt Square-Enix as a developer…

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Ps3 exclusive = possible winner.

Multi-plat = possible trash.

Cross your fingers.

Ayane
Ayane
9 years ago

It'll be PS3 exclusive, turn based, have huge towns, play a lot like FF7 and/or FF4…and there will still be complaints it's not a real Final Fantasy. That much, I'm certain.
Square-Enix hating is the in thing nowadays after all.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

Your tone is as if there's absolutely nothing wrong with the Final Fantasy franchise.